Hilariously, The Phillies Still Have Faith In Brad Lidge

August 27, 2009 – 2:45 pm by Ryan Phillips


Right now the Philadelphia Phillies are standing by their closer Brad Lidge. Which is hilarious, considering Lidge currently has a 0-6 record, an astronomical 7.33 ERA, gigantic 1.80 WHIP and nine blown saves in 34 chances.

Last season Lidge had a career resurgence, going a perfect 41-for-41 on save opportunities, with a minuscule 1.95 ERA. He was a huge part of Philadelphia’s run to a World Series title.

This year? He’s been freaking awful.

He looks like his post-Pujols self once again, but the Phillies claim they plan to stick with him through the postseason.

“We believe in Brad Lidge as a world-championship closer,” Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr. said.

The Elias Sports Bureau also has a great stat called the Elias Impact Rating. It measures a player’s effect on his team’s chances of winning on a per-plate-appearance basis. Of the 1,180 MLB players measured, Lidge ranks dead last by a sizeable distance.

So according to Elias, Brad Lidge is the worst player in all of Major League Baseball.

Congrats Brad, your prize is in the mail.

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  1. 3 Responses to “Hilariously, The Phillies Still Have Faith In Brad Lidge”

  2. He also wears Ed Hardy shirts which means he sucks at more than his job…he sucks at life.

    By Red on Aug 27, 2009

  3. The thing that bothers me about those Ed Hardy shirts is that they aren’t designed by a guy named Ed Hardy. That really threw me for a loop. More like Re Tardy.

    By Hick Flick on Aug 27, 2009

  4. Woah guys, 5 posts in 12 hours? What the hell?

    By Pablo on Aug 28, 2009

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